comic book eras
First Super Hero
The first superhero that was reimagined was The Flash, which was introduced in Showcase #4 and created by Julius Schwartz and Carmine Infantino. The Flash inspired many other superheroes to also be renewed and then published in the comic industry. Strange Worlds #1 was the first comic book to be put out by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Along with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, many other creators fashioned new and improved superheroes for Marvel Comics. This was known as The Marvel Age.
The Marvel Age
The Marvel Age was an era when Marvel Comics changed single-issue stories to longer tales that involved more mature topics; they also began to put out its own superheroes. One of their first superhero comic books to be released was the Amazing Adventures #1 with their main character, Dr. Droom, but it did not last for long. Although this happened, Marvel Comics kept on putting out new superheroes. For example in 1961 their first superhero team was that of Fantastic Four #1. Fantastic Four #1 was unique because it demonstrated the ups and downs of teamwork. For instance, “The thing”, one of the team members who turned into rock, would often get into fights with his other teammates.
For Superman, the Silver Age ended because Dennis O’Neil left the short run and for many others, their creators also left. The Silver age ended in the 1970’s around the time that Jack Kirby left Marvel and Mort Weisinger, the editor at the time, retired.
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